Month: March 2022

Headmaster’s Notes: Learning the past to prepare for the future 

25th March 22

I have been following with interest the tour of Belize and Jamaica by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, where Prince William expressed his profound sorrow over the slave trade. As a former Head of History, I am aware that any controversy surrounding history and its teaching is not new. The Duke of Cambridge has…

Headmaster’s Notes: The cycles of life

18th March 22

As I write these notes whilst enjoying a stunning view of Gray’s Wood from the Headmaster’s study, I am reminded that the leaves children witnessed gently falling to its forest floor throughout the beginning of this academic year now help to sustain the new life that is beginning to awaken there this spring. Despite the…

Headmaster’s Notes: Celebrating the real architects

11th March 22

In between the inspiring trips, music recitals, public speaking competitions, academic lessons, sports matches, book fairs and tea-time music concerts this week, we took time to mark International Women’s Day and chart progress made since women got the vote around a century ago – but recognising that there is still much work to do. It…